–Lolistraw, an edible and compostable straw, offers a sustainable option and a fun experience for conscious consumers, writes Fast Company.
–”Tomorrow’s replacement skin could be 3D printed from a new ink embedded with living bacteria.” Via the Verge.
–BrainThrive is the new startup offering prescriptions for exercise, instead of medicine. Via Business Insider.
–How has the image of fatherhood evolved? Getty Images’ most-downloaded photos of dads offer stark visual clues, says Mashable.
–Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, which communicates “originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us to the future,” writes NYLON.
–Walmart is entering the meal kit market, alongside Blue Apron and Amazon. Via the Verge.
–Will Muji’s “brandless” vision win over US shoppers? Art director Kenya Hara shares his vision of a “new way of buying” with Co. Design.
–Cirque de Soleil is pivoting from acrobatics to a full-scale immersive entertainment group with a brand new name. Via Bloomberg.
–Facebook has launched Messenger Kids, “creating a pipeline for children to become regular users of its products.” Via the Verge.
–Whoopi Goldberg is bringing inclusivity to holiday sweaters, with a new collection that features black Santas and two Mrs. Clauses. Via Racked.
–Luxury boutique hotels are emerging around small liberal arts colleges, becoming “mirror images of the missions of the schools they serve,” writes Skift.
–Despite $5.2 billion in revenue, California’s cannabis entrepreneurs struggle with finding baking and financial services. Via Forbes.
–Motherboard tackles the need to build less stressful cities.